Anyway, the case is that British residents in Andújar in Jaén were behind the biggest ever hashish bust in that province when the Policía Nacional discovered a plantation of 900 plants in an old industrial installation.
The aptly named Operación Britania came into being thanks to a tip-off on the Internet: the police have a ‘citizen cooperation account’ on Twitter (#tweetredada) where the tip-off was left referring to a large illegal plantation at the said industrial estate.
Subsequent investigation tracked down the warehouse/workshop where the plantation was located. The police decided to stake it out (put it under surveillance), which proved to be quite difficult because the installations were along a narrow alley, making it easy for a police presence to be detected.
The police stopped and questioned two individuals who were spotted in the area in the early hours of one morning. – the two before-mentioned Brits.
With a search warrant the police inspected the premises and discovered the plantation, which took advantage of a large refrigeration chamber. The set up was very sophisticated, according to the police report, and permitted up to four crops a year with a high active ingredient.[mappress mapid=”102″]
(News: Andujar, Jaen, Andalucia)